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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/23/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 05/23/2005 23:00)
Reported: 5/28/2005 12:08:53 PM 12:08
Posted: 5/28/2005
Location: Otis (over the ocean), OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 5 hours`
there was a light in sky which was bigger than a star or planet and which simply hovered for several hours.

from a house high on a hill, in otis, oregon, overlooking the pacific ocean, we noticed a hovering light in the sky, starting around 9:00 pm. it clearly was bigger than either a star or a planet, and, as it was not moving at all, it certainly was not a plane.

if it had been lower in the sky, it could have been the lights from a ship on the ocean, which is occasionally seen from this vantage point. however, it definitely was high enough so that was ruled out. it was approximately 45 degrees above the horizon at that time.

we looked out later that night -- around 2:30 am -- and it was still there, about the same distance up in the sky, but had moved to the south a bit; still, it was not moving as we watched it; just hovering as before.

we looked at it through binnoculars and all we could see was some kind of ball of light -- perhaps with just a tint of orange color in it.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have been observing the star, Sirius, which would have been very prominent in the western sky, at the time indicated. However, a star in the western sky would be observed by a witness to move closer to the western horizon, as the Earth rotates to the east. We do not know what the witness observed, but it probably is unlikely that it was a genuine UFO, we believe. PD))